Edgar Allan Poe

About Edgar

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston in 1809. His parents, both touring actors, died before he was three. He was raised by John Allan, a prosperous Virginian merchant. Poe published his first volume of poetry while still a teenager. He worked as an editor for magazines in Philadelphia, Richmond and New York, and achieved respect as a literary critic. In 1836, he married his thirteen year-old cousin. It was only with the publication of The Raven and other Poems in 1845 that he achieved national fame as a writer. Poe died in mysterious circumstances in 1849.

Edgar Allan Poe

Books by Edgar Allan Poe

Tales and Poems
Tales and Poems
Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe

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Classic spooky stories for Halloween

Classic spooky stories for Halloween

Our pick of the best scary books to read this Halloween, from classic ghost stories to fiendish mysteries. 

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